This simple home remedy has worked 100% of the time for anyone that has tried it. Instead of suffering with a sore throat for a week or more, you can drive it away immediately, sometimes in less than a day. However, this remedy is not medical advice; it is a shared experience that really works! This site is not for profit; it's aim is simply to help people cure their sore throats.
The most common sore throat remedies for sore throat are usually over-the-counter sprays, lozenges and pastilles that are ineffective and smelly. The most common doctor-prescribed remedies are antibiotics, which take time to obtain, cost money and can have many negative side effects.
Most often, people waste time waiting while trying to figure out whether
or not they really have a sore throat. By the time they realize they do
have a sore throat, it's usually to the point that they are already suffering
from serious sore
throat pain, can barely speak, swallow or even eat.
This remedy is salt, and not just about gargling saltwater, it is actually about using common table salt as it is.
What you have to do is: tilt your head backwards and shake a little bit of salt straight into the back of your throat. Make sure you shake it straight into your throat, onto the base of your tongue and not over the middle or the tip your tongue (this way you will not suffer from any unpleasant taste). After that, do not swallow your saliva, just let the salt dissolve right there on the back of your throat, letting the salt stay there for as long as you possibly can. If you're using a salt shaker, shake 2 to 6 times depending how bad your sore throat is. If you're using a fast food style paper saltshaker, you should shake about 1/4 of the packet directly into your throat.
Also highly suggested, is to shake an even larger amount of salt into your throat right before you go to sleep for the night. During your sleep, without food or drink, bacteria thrive without any interruption to incubation and growth. Therefore, using salt while you are asleep can be extremely effective. Keep a salt shaker near your bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night feeling sore, you can shake some more salt into your throat.
Salt is a very old remedy that kills bacteria. In the old days they traditionally used salt to preserve meat and fish. Why? Because salt attracts water and attacks the bacteria cell walls, causing the bacteria to dehydrate and self-destruct in the process.
If your sore throat is really severe you can use salt as often as every 30 minutes. Use it as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a sore throat and the earlier you use it, the faster you’ll get rid of that sore throat.
Salt is available nearly everywhere. You can stop in to any fast food place on any street and grab some. Don’t wait around trying to figure out whether or not your sore throat is serious. Instead you can use this quick sore throat cure. As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, use the salt immediately. Gargling salt water is not nearly as effective since the concentration of salt is not high enough to take care of the problem. Also, gargling water requires a cup of water and the time to dissolve the salt in it, yet more inconvenience that makes you wait for relief.
Not all sore throats are the result of a bacteria infection. Sometimes the cause is a virus, commonly known as influenza virus. Many times your sore throat starts as a viral infection which develops into a bacterial infection. Salt is intended to fight only the bacteria, not the virus. Therefore salt might not be totally effective if you are suffering from a viral throat infection. Nevertheless, you really have nothing to lose by using salt. According to experience, salt can be extremely effective in most all cases, depending on the cause of your sore throat.
A sore throat is also often the first stage of a common cold, also known as the Flu. First to arrive is the sore throat, followed by nasal congestion and coughing. If you can take care of it fast, you won't wear down your immune system fighting the sore throat and your immune system has more energy to fight the other cold symptoms. Therefore, using salt could also shorten the total duration of suffering from the common cold.
Everybody suffers from a sore throat every year. If you find this advice to be useful - feel free to share it with your friends - and send them a link to this site.
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thanks for the help, folks! I would be lost without this over the last few months. I thought I wouldn't be able to sing in the choir at church because of my throat until I stumbled across this. Couldnt be more pleased!
Happy New Year!!
So warm and yummy on a cold day! I add a bit of honey as well and it still works great. Thanks, buds!
If you live in a state that gets FREEZING like me here in the 612, you need to learn and memorize this remedy! I've survived off of it for the passed few weeks and I dont think my throat would have made it through the storm without it. I can't drive in this crappy weather and I ALWAYS have salt at home so this is the perfect way to stay sore throat free if you can't make it to the drug store. Thanks again. Happy Holidays
I swear by this cough remedy. When I am hacking away, this one will stop it almost immediately. The warm water soothes my throat going down and the salt doesn't taste bad, either; the remedy lasts 12 full hours, longer than any other over-the-counter cough medicine. I recommend it to friends and family. We always keep this handy at home.
Hey hey! I'm from a real small town here in Mississippi and it's a 45 minute drive to the nearest Wal Mart or drug store so when the snow comes in and I have a sore throat I'm stranded!! So when I went online to find a better way to get rid of this pain, I found this and I cant even tell you how thrilled I am. Not only did it work INSTANTLY but I did it 3 days ago and my throat still feels great. Im doing it again tonight because its supposed to get really cold again! Thanks again to whomever posted this. I can't be any happier!! You rock. Happy Holidays
Finally! Finally! Finally! A sore throat cure that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Im ready to tackle this brutal winter now. I highly recommend anyone wexpletivelives in a snow state to try this. It'll help you immensely without leaving you with that gross, groggy, cough medicine feeling. Thanks a ton, folks.
This is the REAL DEAL!!! I've never experienced such fast pain relief with minimal effort. I dont understand why this isn't the goto remedy for all sore throats. Im amazed, Im happy and best of all Im no longer in pain!!!! Thanks to whomever posted this amazing secret up.
How does salt and water get rid of a bacterial throat infection better than a $88 medicine that I got from the pharmacy? It's like magic! Big thanks from me for fixing my throat/voice!
Great remedy! So easy, so cheap and so obvious. I dont know how I never tried this! I recommend anyone wexpletivelives in a really cold place to use this site religiously. I'll never go back to the drug store
Very glad I stumbled across this site while looking for itchy throat remedies. Nothing else seemed to get rid of the pain 100% but this did and it did it FAST! Im very pleased and will pass this info along to many friends and family. Cheers!